Daily Doings :-)

Monday November 13, 2014

  • Reading: Taproot Theater - Bullying presentation
  • Math: Review Unit 2 Test - take home for parent review/signature/return tomorrow. Started Unit 3 Measurement, Time and Graphs
  • Writing: Brainstorming topics for Informational Writing

Friday November 10, 2017

No School - Veterans Day

Thursday November 9, 2017 

  • Reading: Began compare and contrasting texts
  • Math: Unit 2 Math Test
  • Writing: Identifying Informational Writing

Friday November 3, 2017 

  • Reading: Class did an oral reading of the play 'The Difficult Life of Harriet Hanson'
  • Math: Unit 2 Practice test & reviewed Math Performance task from last week's HW
  • Writing: Google Classroom - practiced typing a paragraph for 'The day after Halloween' WS

Thursday November 2, 2017

  • Reading: Library & then read 'The Difficult Life of Harriet Hanson' - realistic fiction drama
  • Math: Multiplying with multiples of 10
  • Writing: Google Classroom - practiced writing a paragraph to a question about the play, 'The Difficult Life of Harriet Hanson' 

  Wednesday November 1, 2017

  • Reading: Main Idea
  • Math: More Order of Operations with two step word problems
  • Writing: Final copy of personal narrative - last day

Tuesday October 30, 2017 Field Trip :)

  • Reading: N/A
  • Math: Order of Operations !
  • Writing: N/A

Monday October 30, 2017

  • Reading: On-line, Enter responses for Fall Reading Assessment 
  • Math: Multiplication Math Journals, Complete any missed problems in the math journal, Math Centers
  • Writing: District Personal Narrative

 Friday October 27, 2017 

  • Reading: On-line Practice Reading Assessment computer practice
  • Math: Performance Task Unit 2 - Roller Skating. Students have them in their backpack along with an updated checklist, you can use them to guide your student during this week's home practice :-)
  • Writing: Salmon dissection!!!

Wednesday October 25, 2017 

  • Reading: Logging onto the computer for the Practice Fall Reading Assessment - YES - it took the entire time to just log on!!!
  • Math: 8 Multiplication, word problems using multiplication and division
  • Writing: Continued to work on District Personal Narrative

Tuesday October 24, 2017 

  • Reading: Fall Reading Assessment - written on paper
  • Math: 8 Multiplication, word problems using multiplication and division
  • Writing: Started District Fall Personal Narrative

Monday October 23, 2017 

  • Reading: Main Idea supported with text evidence - M/C practice
  • Math: Solve for area - real world problems
  • Writing: Looked at writing samples for good and 'needs improvement' portions of a personal narrative. Students worked with writing partner to look for areas to improve their Final Copy.

Thursday October 19, 2017 

  • Reading: Practice writing a main idea by using the topic of the article and details from the article
  • Math: Unit 2 Lesson 1 (2.1) Solve Area Word Problems
  • Writing: Evaluating writing using a rubric part 3: voice and word choice. Finish writing rough draft, revise, edit and  begin writing final paper.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 

  • Reading: Practice sequencing a story
  • Math: Unit 2 Counting by 6's Multiplication
  • Writing: Evaluating writing using a rubric part 2: sentence fluency and conventions. Finish writing rough draft, revise, edit and perhaps begin writing final paper.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 

  • Reading: Finding evidence in the article, 'Into the Dark Water' to respond to questions & using part of a question's words to respond to a written answer
  • Math: Unit 1 Test
  • Writing: Evaluating writing using a rubric part 1: content and organization. Continue to write rough draft, revise as we go!

Monday October 16, 2017 

  • Reading: Main Idea supported with text evidence - "Hamburger History" and "Tacos Take Over"
  • Math: Review for Unit 1 math test
  • Writing:Begin to write rough draft on class personal narrative

 Friday October 13, 2017 

  • Reading: Main Idea supported with text evidence - "Hamburger History" and "Tacos Take Over"
  • Math: Continue multiplication and division practice
  • Writing: First Google Classroom assignment :-)
  • HW Packet 5 assigned - Due next Friday 10/20/17

Thursday, October 12

  • Reading: The Two Bobbies - vocabulary. My Friend is a Sharp as a Pencil - Similes. SSR Animal books.
  • Math: Math fluency timing, Practice area, Started journal pages 71 - 72, 77 - 80 (multiplication/division practice pages)
  • Writing: Technology lesson - Google Classroom

 Wednesday, October 11

  • Reading: Fun Run
  • Math:  Journal pages 68 - 70
  • Writing: Personal Narrative - started draft using graphic organizer of choice (bubble map or tree map)

 Tuesday, October 10

  • Reading:Similes - found in reading and used in writing to make our writing more interesting. Read Animal books.
  • Math:  Practice test #2
  • Writing: Tree Thinking Map - getting our writing organized :-)

  Monday, October 9

  • Reading:Read the article"Mountain of Fire - The Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980." We worked on a Pause and Think to practice reading comprehension and finding evidence.
  • Math:  Practice test
  • Writing: Introduced Bubble Map and started new personal narrative

  Friday, October 6

  • Reading:Read the article"Mountain of Fire - The Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980." We worked on a Pause and Think to practice reading comprehension and finding evidence.
  • Math:  Performance Task - Tires. Students took this home as an example to help guide them through the performance task that is part of their homework this week.
  • Writing: Students logged on to the computers

Thursday, October 5

  • Reading: Our first trip to the library included a lock-down drill! Student's books will be due on Wednesday, October 18.
  • Math:  L1.15 Multiply and Divide with 1 and 0, pages 65 - 67
  • Writing: Topic Sentences - revised what we had to make our writing better using 2 of 4 different ways.

Wednesday, October 4

  • Reading: Read aloud, "Miss Nelson Has a Field Day" - vocabulary
  • Students worked with like book partners to come up with a theme for their books
  • Math:  L1.14  Building Fluency with 2,3,4,5,9,10 pgs 63 - 64
  • Writing: Students revised their own narrative stories for paragraphing using a list of times when new paragraphs need to be made.

Tuesday, October 3

  • Reading: Theme - define and work through a few examples from the class book - Triffic the Extraodinary Pig
  • Math: L1.13 What strategies do you know to solve multiplication and division problems? Pages 59 - 60 Use math checklist :)
  • Writing: When do I need to start a new paragraph? We worked through a class example.

Monday, October 2

  • Reading: Read aloud, "Miss Nelson is Missing" - vocabulary
  • We continued working on finding evidence to support our responses to the questions for "The Story of Awwww...' 
  • Math:  L1.12 We are continuing to use the area model for multiplication
  • Writing: Students revised their writing using the revising checklist

Friday, September 29

  • Reading: We continued working on finding evidence to support our responses to the questions for "The Story of Awwww...' 
  • Math:  L1.11 We are learning to use the area model for multiplication
  • Writing: We worked on storytelling with our writing partner, getting feedback telling us what information and details they would like to hear about to make our story better

Thursday, September 28

  • Reading: We read "The Story of Awwww...' and are working on finding evidence to support our thinking on inference, detail and analyzing the article
  • Math:  L1.10 Practice Division and Multiplication with 3
  • Writing: We logged on to the computers for the first time today. We, almost all, got to go to the 'Think Central' site to find where our math books are on line in case we are absent. We can complete our work and not get left behind :-)

Wednesday, September 27

  • Reading: Main Idea. Then students SSR and made a reading journal entry.
  • Math:  L1.10 Practice Division and Multiplication with 3
  • Writing: Previewed the narrative self evaluating checklist. Then students continued to write their true narrative story about their favorite tradition on their birthday. Upon completion they used the narrative checklist to evaluate their work to find areas to work on.

Tuesday, September 26

  • Reading:Read aloud Triffic the Extraordinary Pig - final chapter. Students then SSR with their animal book and wrote about an event that happened in their reading and made a prediction about what might happen next in their story.
  • Math:  L1.9 Practice Division and Multiplication with 2, 5, 9, 10. Used Word Problem Graphic Organizer check off sheet to complete today's word problems. *This G.O. can be found under documents, it can help with the homework word problems :)
  • Writing: Writing partners - worked together to create 'map' for writing - most used the spider web. Then students started to write their true narrative story about their favorite tradition on their birthday.

 Monday, September 25

  • Reading:Read aloud Triffic the Extraordinary Pig - prediction
  • Math:  L1.8 Multiply with 9 -  ways to multiply by 9 (10 - 1, fingers)
  • Introduced Word Problem check off sheet
  • Writing: Writing partners - how can partners help each other? Watched Austin's Butterfly - be specific, honest and kind when helping a friend make their writing better.

 Friday, September 22

  • Reading:Read aloud Triffic the Extraordinary Pig - worked on setting using the 5 senses
  • Math:  L1.8 Multiply and Divide with 9
  • Writing: Writing partners - how can they help each other?

HW Packet 2 assigned today - due next Friday 9/29/17

Thursday, September 21

  • Reading:Read aloud Triffic the Extraordinary Pig
  • Character Trait in Animal Reader's Workshop book
  • Math:  L1.7 Multiply and Divide with 10
  • Writing: Setting goals as writers

HW: Packet 1 due tomorrow & any newspapers Not turned in!

 Wednesday, September 20

  • Reading:Story Elements: Character, Setting, Plot (events that make up the story). We read Triffic the Extraordinary Pig and charted ch 2 Story Elements. We learned about character traits and how to back them up with evidence.
  • Math: Quick Quiz! L1.7 Multiply and Divide with 10
  • Writing: Continued writing in our comp books, shared our stories with a partner and determined if the story was a small moment.

HW: Student newspaper due tomorrow 

 Tuesday, September 19 

  • Reading:Story Elements:Character, Setting, Plot (events that make up the story). We read Triffic the Extraordinary Pig and charted ch 1 Story Elements.
  • Math: L1.6 Multiply and Divide with 2 and 5
  • Writing: Continued voice lesson and wrote in our comp books

 Monday, September 18

  • Reading: Read The Bill of Rights for Constitution Day and went over text features.We learned what story elements are and charted them for Little Red Riding Hood
  • Math: Completed L1.5 Multiply and Divide with 2
  • Writing:Learned what voice is and added detail to our small moment story

 Friday, September 15

  • Reading:Finished writing a summary of Little Red Riding Hood
  • Math:Started L1.5 Multiply and Divide with 2
  • Writing: Finished writing the first small moment true story and shared writing with a friend
  • HW: First homework packet! It is due next Friday, September 22. I am also sending multiplication and some division practice sheets. Please keep these at home for practice time. All of the math homework sheets are practice for what we have already done in class :) Please email me if you have any questions.
  • Reminder: This is the last weekend to work on the student newspaper - it is due this coming Thursday :)

 Thursday, September 14

  • Reading: Continued practicing the skill of summary using Little Red Riding Hood
  • Math: Finished L1.4 working on multiplication and division
  • Writing: Wrote a small moment from the lists created and some kids wrote about things that happened yesterday :)

 Wednesday, September 13

  • Reading: Learned what a summary is and practiced with Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Math: Finished L1.3 - Start L1.4 - Division
  • Writing: Continued brainstorming ideas for writing - people and places

Tuesday, September 12

  • Reading: Select Animal Readers WS Book - Practice Inference & Evidence
  • Math: L1.2 - Start L1.3 - Function boxes & Arrays for multiplying
  • Writing:  Review What Good Writers Do & Don't Do, brainstorm writing ideas & decorate writing notebook

Monday, September 11

  • Reading: Inference & Evidence
  • Math:L1.2 - Multiplication using equal shares drawing
  • Writing:What Good Writers Do & Don't Do